For the card making class this week, I decided that we'd have a go at making an easel card. Everyone seems to be making them in Blogland, and I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon too. My Mum, who is a little hard of hearing, thought that I was making an 'eagle' card, but that's another matter. Maybe we could have a go at one of those next week! Anyway, I followed the instructions from the Whiff of Joy Tutorial Blog which was really helpful. I used a Whiff of Joy stamp for my main image, and a little Whiff of Joy sentiment to prop the card open too. The scrapbook paper that I have used was from a huge Christmas stack that I bought last year at a greatly reduced price. I have tons left, so I am using it up gradually. I love these little gnome stamps from Whiff of Joy, I bought the whole lot, as I thought that they were so cute. This is the first one that I have used, but I shall certainly be inking the others up pretty soon.
It's my birthday on Tuesday, so Megan is coming home on Sunday for a flying visit, which is lovely. She is bringing all of her washing home which is not so lovely. She is also bringing her new boyfriend home to meet us. I'm practising my scary look! Terry will just act the way he always does, that will do the trick...
How is everyone else getting on with the Christmas Cards this year? I have a hard job really feeling like making any until I get my Birthday out of the way, and then it's a mad scramble to get them all done. Not really the best way of doing it I know, but I do the same thing every year. I do have a few, but only by default, because we're making them in the class, and I had a Craft Fair this week. I don't think that I can really count those as a real concerted effort.
I'm back in my craft room now, not completely unpacked, but getting there. Terry is helping me to make the room far more organised this time around. Before, you couldn't even see the floor for boxes and carefully orchestrated piles of stuff. I have more shelves this time, and am trying to get more dedicated storage, like an ink pad rack for example. Hopefully this will help keep me a little tidier, but I don't think Terry holds out much hope. I am a messy crafter, I'm afraid. Anyway, hope life is treating you well, back soon, Judith x